Detector Data for Mount Hamilton Facility Instruments

Kast Red Dewar Specifications

Uses Kast spectrograph, red channel
Date installed7/17/92
Detector Reticon #32 Thin 400x1200 4 phases
27 u-meter pixels
AmplifierB
Temperature -104 C.
Gain (e-/DN)3.8 (with 2X attenuator)
Noise3.2 * 3.8 = 12.16 e- / pixel
Dark current Approx. 30 e- / 1000 secs., quiescent.
Potentially higher depending on exposure history.
Notes 2X attenuator installed by default.

to use B amp.:
Switch in the preamp box -- Up
Newamp -- Upper